I want to introduce you to a man whom I love in the Lord, who has a big heart and a big vision to take the Gospel to the people of Bolivia. His name is Matias Mojica and he was born in the mountain region of Samaipata, adopted by Charles & Hannah Brooks, faithful missionaries under BEMA (Baptist Missionary Evangelistic Association).
When Matias finished his education for ministry in the United States he returned to the Samaipata region and started three churches. Since then he and his family have moved to Santa Cruz, the main city in the south of Bolivia. Since that move many years ago God has raised up the Bible Baptist Church and a number of other churches under the care of Pastor Matias.
Every year the fellowship of churches under his care gather for camp in the mountain town of Samaipata, a three-four hour journey up a winding and often washed out road heavy with buses, taxis, cars, motorcycles, horses, donkeys, chickens, oxen, dogs the occasional pig and vultures waiting for any kind of road-kill. God has blessed the camp ministry in Samaipata, but God was working on the heart of Matias about the establishing of a camp in or around the main city of Santa Cruz. A few years ago, God answered that prayer miraculously (a story of faith for another occasion) and the churches began to work on the property.
This new camp is located about 40 miles Northwest of Santa Cruz along the Piray River just south of the town of La Belgica. At present there are seven completed buildings: 2 cabins for the men, 2 Cabins for the women, 1 restroom/shower building for the men, 1 restroom/shower building for the women, a caretakers home. There is also a kitchen/dining hall/meeting room that is 70% done needing windows & doors, a finished kitchen and furnishings. Presently under construction are two more cabins for the ladies and the foundations for two more cabins for the men. The two ladies cabins are 80% finished, simply needing a roof, windows and furnishings each.
Here is Matias updating our church (Gateway Bible Church) on the status of the building project at the camp.
We praise God for Matias’ vision to have a place where God’s people can retreat for ministry equipping, rejuvenation and for ministry to one another as well as a center for ministry to those who do not know Christ as Lord and Savior.
As Matias raises up this facility he is already thinking about a new church meeting on this property that is reaching out to this more remote community.
Pray for Matias Mojica, this vision and for God’s will to be done…